There's something so special about that Christmas dinner each year, but it's definitely not all of the prepping or clean-up involved. Make things easier for yourself this year by relocating your holiday dinner to one of these restaurants open on Christmas in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

Columbia Restaurant Clearwater

There are five Columbia Restaurant locations in the Tampa Bay area, and one location is in Clearwater. For yummy Cuban and Spanish food on Christmas, Columbia Restaurant will open at 11 a.m. Reservations are encouraged, but walk-ins are still welcome. Click here or call to make a reservation. The regular dinner menu will be available for all of Christmas Day, and they will also be serving roast pork as well as roast turkey.

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Shephard's Ocean Flame

Shephard's in Clearwater is hosting their Christmas Buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. At $14.95 for children ages three to 10 and $42.95 for adults with complimentary parking, Ocean Flame will be serving all the Christmas classics plus some of the Chef's own special creations. Reservations are highly recommended. Click here or call to make a reservation.

Don CeSar

The Don CeSar in St. Pete Beach will be hosting two different buffets and a prefixed Christmas dinner. The King Charles Christmas Brunch Buffet will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Christmas Day. Children ages five to 12 will be $26 while the brunch buffet is $85 for adults. Click here to view the menu, and click here to make a reservation for the King Charles Christmas Brunch Buffet. 

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The second Christmas brunch that the Don CeSar will offer is the Sea Porch and Rowe Bar Christmas Buffet from 2:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Children will be $26 while adults are $75 for this buffet. Click here to view the menu, and click here to make reservations for the Sea Porch and Rowe Bar Christmas Buffet.

The last is the dinner in the Maritana Grille from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This prefixed meal costs $105 per person. Click here to view the menu, and click here to make a reservation for this Christmas dinner.

The Hurricane

Also in St. Pete Beach, The Hurricane Seafood Restaurant will be open for a buffet and dinner on Christmas. The buffet will be from 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., and the dinner will be from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The price for the buffet is $33 for adults and $15 for children ages five to 10 years old plus tax. Some of the special items they'll be serving include a carving station at the buffet and a Christmas Dinner Special including slow-roasted prime rib. Call to make reservations.

TradeWinds Island Grand Resort

Head to the TradeWinds Island Grand Resort's Gand Palm Colonnade and Ballroom for Christmas Buffet! From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., this St. Pete Beach resort will be serving their Christmas buffet. They will be dishing out breakfast items, soups and salads, carved meats, and more. Children ages three to 10 are $24.95, adults are $49.95, and seniors ages 60 and up are $44.95. Click here to view the menu. Reservations are required.

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Christmas is about gathering and enjoying time with people you hold near and dear. Wherever you go or whatever you do for your Christmas, may it be merry and bright. But you certainly can't go wrong with these  restaurants open on Christmas in St. Pete and Clearwater.

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